Visits

In the Herdade Aldeia de Cima we spend our days working in the vineyard and forest, caring for the wines stored in the cellar, looking after our animals and performing the multiple tasks that Nature has fortunately provided us with. We’re always delighted to welcome wine lovers. In function of our availability, we can organise wine tasting events, visits to the winery and vineyards or even suggest a special programme.

Wine Tourism

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The Alentejo is one of Portugal’s quietest regions, blessed with beautiful landscapes. You can consult our itineraries and the festivals and traditions of the Alentejo, that are well worth experiencing.

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Tours

The Alentejo is Portugal’s biggest region and probably one of its most charming. Recognised by many for its immense plains, the Baixo Alentejo also surprises us with its mountains and plateaus, which offer the perfect setting for ancient walls and castles. We have chosen some unique places - spanning culture, art and crafts, wines and gastronomy. There is an excellent range of places to visit in the Baixo Alentejo, near the Herdade Aldeia de Cima. We hope you enjoy our 11 TOURs, because the 12th… is an invitation to visit us!

Alqueva

Boat trip in the Alqueva dam: Alquevatours (prior booking - 1 ½ to 2 hour boat trip)

Buying alentejan boots: Jerónimo Gaudêncio

Portel

Fine wines and food: Herdade do Sobroso 

Vila de Frades

Places to visit: roman ruins of S. Cucufate (prior booking)

To appreciate art: Quetzal Art Center

Fine wines, food and places to visit: Quinta do Quetzal

Fine wines and food: Cella Vinaria Antiga and restaurante País das Uvas

Vidigueira

Flavours: restaurante O Raposo / pastelaria Arco Iris

Fine wines: Cortes de Cima / Herdade Grande

Cuba

Places to visit: Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança

Flavours: restaurante Adega da Casa de Monte Pedral

Fine wines: Herdade do Rocim

Serpa

Places to visit: Serpa Castle / Palace of the Counts of Ficalho / Ethnographic Museum

Gifts: Casa de Artesanato de Serpa / Tradiserpa Queijaria

Flavours: Restaurante O Adro / Restaurante Molho Bico / Casa Paixão Doçaria

Beja

Places to visit: Museu Rainha Dona Leornor / Beja Castle

Gifts: Velharias Santa Maria / Essência Artesanato

Flavours: Restaurante Dom Dinis / Restaurante Adega 25 de Abril / Restaurante Os Infantes / Pousada de Beja / Casa de Chá Maltesinhas / pastelaria Luiz da Rocha

Albernoa

Fine wines, food and places to visit: Herdade da Malhadinha Nova / Herdade dos Grous

Walk in the warm air: Herdade dos Grous

Alcáçovas

Places to visit: Henriques Palace and Chapel of the Shells / Museu do Chocalho

Flavours: Restaurante Sabores da Vila / pastelaria Sabores d’Avó / Casa Maria Vitória

Viana do Alentejo

Places to visit: Castle and Mother Church / Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora d’Aires

Gifts: Vale de Gatos / mercearia Casa Santos Luca

São Bartlomeu do Outeiro

Places to visit: belvedere

Montemos-o-Novo

Places to visit: Castle / Escoural Grotto

Arraiolos

Places to visit: Arraiolos Rugs, Interpretation Centre / Castle / Church of Misericórdia de Arraiolos

Flavours: Restaurante O Alpendre / Restaurante O Pelourinho / pastelaria O Toucinho

Fine wines: Herdade dos Coelheiros (in Igrejinha) / Monte da Ravasqueira

Menhirs in évora

Places to visit: Megalithic Enclosure and Menhir of Almendres / Megalithic Interpretation Centre in the Convent of Remédios

Places to visit numa manhã: Sé Cathedral of Évora / Évora Museum / Évora Public Library / Forum Eugénio de Almeida / Pátio de São Miguel / Roman Temple / enjoy a coffee in the shade in the Palácio Cadaval / atrium of the University of Évora / Church of Espirito Santo

Places to visit in the afternoon: in the afternoon we’ll visit Giraldo and the Bones Chapel / Church of São Francisco / Church of Santo Antão

Flavours:  pastelaria Violeta / Pau de Canela / Páteo / Restaurante Cartuxa Wine & Flavours / Taberna Típica quarta-feira / Botequim da Mouraria / Restaurante Dom Joaquim / Tasquinha do Oliveira / Restaurante Fialho / Café Alentejo

Gifts in the rua 5 de outubro: Mont’sobro / D’ Cortiça / Gente da Minha Terra / Cesto

Gifts: O Arco, antiques and collectibles

Places to visit: pottery workshops, Olaria Poço Velho / Olaria Xico Tarefa / Olaria Piçarra / Olaria

Fine wines: Herdade do Freixo

Flavours: Restaurante O Chana do Bernardindo / Restaurante Celeiro do Pinto

In the walls…

Places to visit: Monsaraz Castle

Gifts: Loja Fabricaal / Coisas de Monsaraz / Xarazarte

Flavours: Doçaria da Casa Tial / Restaurante Sabores de Monsaraz / Restaurante Os Templários

On the plains…

Fine wines, food and places to visit: São Lourenço do Barrocal / Herdade do Esporão

Para descobrir os menires: Menhir in Barrocal / Cromelech in Xerez

Fine wines prepared in clay pots: Adega dos Potes da José de Sousa

Places to visit, the blankets factory: Fabricaal

Pottery gifts in são pedro do corval: Olaria Beijinho / Olaria Patalim

Places to visit: Estremoz Castle / Estremoz Municipal Museum

Flavours: Restaurante Mercearia Gadanha / Restaurante Alecrim / pastelaria Formosa

Fine wines: João Portugal Ramos / Dona Maria (Quinta do Carmo) / Adega Monte Branco / Quinta do Mouro / Herdade do Mouchão

Gifts: Irmãs Flores / Casa Galileu / comércio local no Largo da Républica

Vila Viçosa

Places to visit: Ducal Palace / Raquel de Castro Marble Museum

Gifts: Artebela Capotes

Flavours: Restaurante Os Cucos / Restaurante Safari

Borba

Gifts: Rua dos Antiquários

Flavours: Restaurante O Espiga

Festivities and Traditions

January 6
"Festa das Janeiras"

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Selmes
“Sabores de Caça” (wild game flavours) food festival (2nd weekend)

Serpa
Alentejan cheese fair (4th weekend)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Beringel
Flavours in clay (4th weekend)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Portel
Açorda festival (açorda = breadcrumbs soaked in broth and seasoned with olive oil and garlic) (1st weekend)

Beja
Ovibeja (4th week, Wednesday to Sunday)

Viana do Alentejo
Horse procession (4th weekend)

Mértola
Bread, cheese and honey fair (4th weekend)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Vidigueira
Festivities of Nossa Senhora das Relíquias (first weekend)

Estremoz
FIAPE - International farming, livestock and handicraft fair (first week, Wednesday to Sunday).

Montemor o Novo
Bread and desserts fair (first weekend)

Mértola
Islamic festival (third weekend)

Beja
Beja Romana (third weekend)

São Pedro do Corval
Iberian pottery and clay festival (fourth weekend)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Serra do Mendro
Escalada do Mendro (climbing the Serra do Mendro) (first Sunday of the month)

Évora
Évora wine (first weekend)

Arraiolos
The carpet is in the street (weekend of 10 June)

Reguengos de Monsaraz
Festivities of Santo António (2nd week, Wednesday to Sunday)

Évora
Feast of São João (last week)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Alcáçovas
Feira do Chocalho (Cowbell Fair) (fourth Sunday)

Arraiolos
Festival of Lavre (fourth weekend)

Vila Nova de São Bento
Annual Fair of Vila Nova de São Bento (fourth weekend)

Redondo
Flower streets (last week and 1st week of August)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Albernoa
Festivities of Nossa Senhora da Luz (first weekend)

Portel
International Folklore Festival (2nd week, Thursday to Monday)

Santana
Festivities of Santana (2nd weekend)

Alvito
Festivities of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (fourth weekend)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Viana do Alentejo
Almoço dos Ganhões lunch (first Saturday)

Moura
Handicrafts Fair (second week, Thursday to Sunday)

Vila Viçosa
Festa dos Capuchos (festivity of the capuchin monks) (second weekend)

Viana do Alentejo
Fair and Pilgrimage of Senhora d´Aires (fourth Sunday)

Serpa
Iberian Horse Fair (late September, early October)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Alvito
Festivity of Saints and Dry Fruits (weekend of All Saints Day)

Portel
Festivity of the Montado (cork oak forest) (last week of November, from Thursday to Sunday)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

Monsaraz
Street Nativity Scene (1 December to 6 January)

Vila de Frades
Vitifrades - Festival of wine prepared in clay vessels (second weekend)

Estremoz
Estremoz Fair (every Saturday morning)

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